Mautner Dentistry
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

The Many Roles of Saliva in Your Mouth

Do you know all the ways that saliva helps your mouth?

Saliva, which you may know better as spit, has a more important role in your mouth than you may think. Sure, it helps you eat your food, but did you know that it has a lot of other roles that play a big part in how your body works? It's also a main component of your dental health!

According to the American Dental Association, saliva is derived from blood and helps build and keep healthy the soft and hard tissues in your mouth. When the amount of saliva is reduced, dental issues like tooth decay, infections and gum disease can occur.

The easiest way to stimulate saliva production is by chewing. The source reports that this causes your muscles to compress the salivary glands and release the saliva. Of course, you could always stimulate your saliva flow by looking at pictures of your favorite food when you're hungry or by smelling a delicious meal!

Saliva also helps to wash away food debris, enhance the taste of food, break down food, provides disease-fighting substances in your mouth to fight off infection and decay and provides minerals to the surface of your teeth, keeping them strong and healthy.

Next time you feel like spitting just for the heck of it, think again – that stuff is valuable!

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Patient Reviews
They are very nice, make me feel at ease!
Maria A.
Always excellent service! Having my teeth worked on is never unpleasant at Mautner Dentistry
Debra R.
I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
Jennifer is my dental hygienist and she is professional in every way and is concerned about her clients dental health. She explains what she is doing […]
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As always, everyone at the office was friendly and professional.
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Jennifer was outstanding, as always.
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I found the office by internet and chose to go because was so close to my home, my experience with the staff and the Doctor was excellent they are so […]
Millie F.
Mautner dentistry is amazing! They do whatever it takes to make sure their patient is comfortable and not in any pain at all.
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Excellent dental practice. I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for 25 years and love everyone, especially my cleaning wizard/adviser, Jennifer.
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Great staff and team of professional people.
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Always professional!
Maria R.
Thanks Doc!
Bruce M.
Excellent service, friendly staff. Continue with your great work
Lourdes D.
As usual.
Robert F.
5 Star all the way!
Shelley D.
Had a routine cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction with no fuss. Highly recommend Dr. Mautner dentistry.
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Love the office! Everyone is great!
Lynette L.
Dr. Mautner is willing to take any step to help you the best possible way. His team supports him and also adds positively to a great experience. God […]
Jaime N.
excellent, always a pleasant experience, Have been with them many years!!!
Hilda M.
I have been coming here over 25 years and love the whole staff and really liked meeting Dr Levine who is very thorough
Barbara G.
Good and excelllent
Alberto V.
top notch, love the staff.
Michael H.
Too bad to know that Dr Mautner is leaving, wishing him the best and thank you
Raul G.
As always, wonderful experience. Gentle cleaning. I was kept well informed of my situation. Everything was well explained during the process.
June F.
Wonderful service
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AWESOME.................
Carolyn W.
Very friendly and professional
George V.
The doctor was so gentle, I did not feel a thing when she pulled my tooth, I was still waiting anxiously to feel it being pulled, when she said," […]
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Always a comfortable environment
Joseph A.
They go out of there way to help and they do excellent work
Sawsan E.
Friendly staff,Dr. Lavenka made me feel less anxious
Yvette D.
Great service,I love everyone at the office.
Lourdes D.
I had the best dental experience ever. I am usually extremely nervous at the dentist, at my appointment the team explained everything to me, they […]
Lowery M.
I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessary evil and the team at this office make it a bearable experience.
Jennifer C.
Honest and great quality care
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Love this office - very friendly staff who really care about you and your dental needs - you were recommended by word of mouth and I have really […]
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Great experience. No pain at all. :-)
Filipe P.
always a great experience, staff and doc are very sociable
Hilda M.
Professional care as usual.
Ken B.
Been going to Dr Mautner's office for over 20 years. EVERYONE is pleasant & helpful.
Dena W.
Dr. Mautner is the greatest dentist, very knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience for adults,but also […]
Kiya G.
Overall,always a pleasant experience. I particularly like that each step is explained as it is about to happen. This makes me feel relaxed.
Paula P.
Excellent care every appointment !
Maria S.
Fabulous, as usual!
Vikki W.
after not going to the dentist for years due to anxiety, dr mauter's team, especially Jen, far exceeded my expectations
Jennifer C.
This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
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Very pleased, feels great. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits.
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